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Previewing Levine Toilolo for Super Bowl DFS

TE Levine Toilolo has been seeing some consistent snaps as of late. We break down his performance to date, his DraftKings and FanDuel salaries, and what to expect for Super Bowl 54.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Levine Toilolo before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off in Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2nd. We’ll be breaking down everything you need to know to prepare your daily fantasy football lineups for the big game. We’re starting with a player-by-player preview for the skill position players on the two teams.

Levine Toilolo hasn’t made too much of an impact so far this season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t have a part to play next weekend. A former fourth-round pick in 2013, Toilolo is primarily known for two things: his 6’8 frame and his five-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons. However, the veteran has recently overtaken Ross Dwelley as George Kittle’s primary back-up in San Francisco.

DFS Super Bowl price

DraftKings Captain: $300
DraftKings Flex: $200
FanDuel: $5,000

DFS opponent position ranking

DraftKings: 28th
FanDuel: 25th

Season performance

Well, to be blunt, you’ve caught as many passes as Toilolo has dating back to the beginning of Week 8. Despite the fact that the aforementioned Kittle missed a couple of contests due to injury, Toilolo just hasn’t been a consistent part of the 49ers’ offensive attack, finishing the regular season with a paltry two receptions for 10 yards.

Playoff performance

Though Toilolo hasn’t actually caught a pass so far in the playoffs, his role with San Francisco has expanded. The 28-year-old has logged exactly 27% of the 49ers’ offensive snaps each of the past two weeks, with Toilolo’s 19 raw snaps in the Divisional Round against the Vikings his third-highest figure of the year. Still, as has even been the case with Kittle, a majority of these appearances have been in a run-blocking capacity.

Matchup

In a general sense, all of San Francisco’s pass-catching options should have a higher ceiling in a matchup versus Kansas City. Though it’s more than likely that the 49ers will continue to establish their ground game, the most recent three opponents of the Chiefs have been limited to just a 32.9% rush rate. Specific to the tight end position, Kansas City conceded the second-most targets to TEs throughout the regular season (140).

DFS pricing and analysis

There’s a case to be made for a “stars-and-scrubs” build in the Super Bowl Showdown format, as almost any exposure to the Chiefs’ upper-tier talent will cost you a large chunk of salary; however, you’d have to be really desperate to use Toilolo. Jeff Wilson Jr. ($1,000) or Blake Bell ($800) are simply way more likely to vulture a goal line touch and they each come in at a similar price point.

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